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Music and Ideas: Alkan in performance

Dates
12 March 2020, 5:15pm

Venue
East Parry Room

Tickets
Free but required

Music and Ideas: Alkan in performance

Dates
12 March 2020, 5:15pm

Venue
East Parry Room

Tickets
Free but required

Mark Viner

RCM alumnus and Chair of the Alkan Society Mark Viner presents an introduction to the music of Charles-Valentin Alkan, focusing on the Grande Sonate op 33 of 1848.

Since its relatively late premiere in 1973 the work has been described as 'the longest and most difficult piano sonata since Beethoven’s Hammerklavier, and the strangest one before the Ives sonatas’. Mark’s presentation offers a more balanced view of music by one of the 19th century’s most curious musicians.

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Royal College of Music
Prince Consort Road
London SW7 2BS

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   South Kensington: 0.5 miles
   Gloucester Road: 0.6 miles
   High Street Kensington: 0.8 miles

   Paddington: 1.5 miles
   Victoria: 2 miles

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